Photo © Jenn Shallvey 2015

Photo © Jenn Shallvey 2015

Do you have a preferred reading style?  If so it is also likely a habit that derived from preferences in how you like to take in information.  A lot of self help books talk about ‘how to read the book’.  From one perspective this is self explanatory.  It's also easy to skip ahead of these sections, which perhaps you are tempted to do now. 

Either you are someone who starts at the beginning and works your way through a book or you are someone who jumps in anywhere, even the end, focusing on content of interest.  There is no wrong way to read a book.

Now take your reading experience to an online blog.  You are used to reading posts in chronolgical order as they are posted, right?  With this book you will do the same for awhile.  Yet, as you will see, posts will come up that are not in such order. In fact it is possible to jump in and read any of the sections of this book without having read the previous section.

Rather than prescribe a way to read here are a few suggestions for you to consider:

  • Let your intuition take you to the topic that most interests you. If you like the sound or idea of a word then perhaps this is an opportunity to go into more depth on a topic relevant to you.
  • Keep track of what you have read and not read.  This approach is helpful since the posts will not necessarily be in chapter order.
  • Take advantage of the post log created on the main blog. This log does list all posts made in chronological order.
  • Have a journal or notebook to record your thoughts, ideas, inspirations and reflections.  In the final book such a tool will be included with each chapter.
  • Discuss your learning and insights with others.  Processing what stands out for you will help you gain value from the reading experience.

Most of all enjoy reading and have fun.